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Quiz about Ghosts of Literature and Legend
Quiz about Ghosts of Literature and Legend

Ghosts of Literature and Legend Quiz


Phantoms, specters, shadows--these mysterious beings have populated our books, movies, and video games, as well as left many a traveler wary of so-called haunted locales. Which of the following choices are considered to be of a ghostly nature?

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Author
trident
Time
3 mins
Type
Quiz #
414,456
Updated
Nov 09 23
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
13 / 15
Plays
597
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: Guest 8 (13/15), Guest 75 (15/15), Guest 63 (15/15).
Choose the people/objects which are considered to be "ghostly."
There are 15 correct entries. Get 3 incorrect and the game ends.
Bell Witch Harry Dresden Slimer King Boo Banquo Flying Dutchman Van Helsing Blinky Buffy Summers Drummer of Tedworth Sam Winchester Blade Geralt of Rivia Peter Venkman Simon de Canterville Bloody Mary Jacob Marley Sam Wheat Casper Headless Horseman Nearly Headless Nick Miss Jessel John Constantine Dana Scully

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Jun 02 2024 : Guest 8: 13/15
Jun 02 2024 : Guest 75: 15/15
Jun 01 2024 : Guest 63: 15/15
May 31 2024 : Guest 173: 14/15
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May 27 2024 : Guest 73: 15/15
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
Answer:

The Headless Horseman, known for his pumpkin-headed appearance in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," haunts the town in search of a new head. The Flying Dutchman, a cursed ghost ship from folklore, roams the seas for eternity as punishment. Jacob Marley, from "A Christmas Carol," warns Scrooge of his afterlife fate due to greed. Simon de Canterville, a ghost from Oscar Wilde's "The Canterville Ghost," struggles to scare a modern American family in his haunted mansion. Miss Jessel, a sinister presence in "The Turn of the Screw," haunts a governess and two children. Casper, the friendly ghost, is a good-natured apparition who prefers making friends over frightening. Slimer, from "Ghostbusters," is a gluttonous green ghost with a penchant for sliming.

Banquo's ghost, a tragic figure in Shakespeare's "Macbeth," haunts the guilty conscience of the play's protagonist. Nearly Headless Nick, a character from the "Harry Potter" series, laments his near-beheading and enjoys socializing in the afterlife. Sam Wheat, played by Patrick Swayze in the movie "Ghost," becomes a protective spirit after his untimely death. Bloody Mary, a folklore legend, is a spectral figure summoned in mirrors by chanting her name. The Drummer of Tedworth, a poltergeist from English folklore, creates disturbances with ghostly drumming. The Bell Witch, a legendary haunting in American folklore, torments the Bell family in Tennessee. King Boo, an antagonist in the "Mario" series, is a mischievous ghost who often kidnaps Princess Peach. Blinky, one of the ghosts from "Pac-Man", relentlessly pursues the titular character in the iconic arcade game.

The incorrect options are all supernatural investigators, ghost hunters, or monster hunters of some sort. Van Helsing, a vampire hunter from various adaptations of "Dracula", battles supernatural creatures, particularly vampires, to protect humanity. Sam Winchester, from "Supernatural," hunts demons and other supernatural entities alongside his brother to save people from the paranormal. Dana Scully, from "The X-Files," is an FBI agent known for her skepticism, investigating and analyzing paranormal phenomena with her partner. Harry Dresden, a wizard and private investigator in "The Dresden Files," solves magical crimes and confronts supernatural threats in modern-day Chicago. Buffy Summers, the titular character in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," is a young woman chosen to battle vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness. John Constantine, a demon hunter and occult detective, navigates the supernatural to save souls and combat dark forces. Peter Venkman, from "Ghostbusters," is a sarcastic and witty member of the ghost-catching team using advanced technology to capture and contain ghosts. Geralt of Rivia, the Witcher from the book and video game series, hunts monsters and navigates a world filled with magical creatures. Blade, a vampire hunter with enhanced abilities, seeks to eradicate vampires and protect humanity from their bloodthirsty reign.
Source: Author trident

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